Musee de la mine

Musee de la mine, Saint-Etienne: Address, Phone Number, Musee de la mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee de la mine
4.5
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Gwenaël B
59 contributions
Exceptional visit BUT still NO ENGLISH TOURS
Jun 2018 • Friends
I rated 5 stars (Excellent) because this museum and the site of the Puits Couriot is unique.
I am a local and I have been several times at this museum since I am a child. You dive into the history and mining past of Saint-Étienne. You will learn a lot about the mining industry and evolution from its beginning to the decline.
The new exhibition galleries are very nice.

Guided tours to go down the mine gallery (precisely reconstituted) is a must. BUT the site still does not offer some English guided tours. (However, all the exhibits have a sign with English and French versions).
I went several times with friends from all over the world, so I was doing the translator, but all the tourists do not know a local.
Saint-Étienne ambition to expand its influence and attractivity notably regarding Design. Personally, I think visits of the main sites (in priority the Musée de la Mine) should be proposed in English version too.
English guided tours on demand to begin with.
Written October 3, 2018
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Mio2009
11 contributions
Impressive musee
Jun 2018 • Solo
It is an experience unique,
You must go there to see, feel on your own.
300 years of mining, is a history of St.Etienne existence.
Written July 24, 2018
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ALAN B
Lyon, France197 contributions
Excellent Visit
Jun 2018 • Family
This is a very interesting museum with exhibits in English as well as French but the guides who take you underground unfortunately only speak French although our guide Marianne did understand and speak a little English. 2 members of our group were ex-underground workers from the Kent Coal fields and they were very impressed with how accurately the coalface and tunnels had been replicated. I learnt a lot about mining in general and about the St Etienne area.
Parking nearby is free for 3 hours but you need to get a ticket.
Written June 6, 2018
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Simon F
Sarrazac, France17 contributions
Worth a visit....
Sep 2017 • Couples
St Etienne has an historical place in Design, manufacturing, and mining. This is an interesting tour. At the moment no translations available. Nevertheless, the staff, and our guide are obviously well informed and enthusiastic.
Written September 6, 2017
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Edouard B
12 contributions
Coal mine
Aug 2017 • Family
Interesting and short visit that can be understood by all ages. My daughter loved the fact that we are in 2017!
Written August 3, 2017
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runton
england84 contributions
brilliant
Sep 2016
My wife and I visited last year, and it was a great visit. I never knew the heavy industry was so close to St Etienne.
What a waste Thatcherisation was to Europe. The toilets are well worth a look . Old and new together.
Written July 3, 2017
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Amanda C
7 contributions
Free for students
Dec 2016
Really rustic and interesting. I liked the animations. I'd check the times for the mine visits as we timed is badly and couldn't go :(

But overall would recommend if you admire beauty in decay.
Written December 4, 2016
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OTUK
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions
Best museum in Saint-etienne
Mar 2016 • Friends
The best mine museum I have visited so far. Stuff lack language skills so you'd better to understand French
Written September 1, 2016
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retrofuturistic
Las Vegas, Nevada1,989 contributions
Working in a coal mine
Jun 2016
Interesting museum detailing the history of coal mining in France in general and Saint-Etienne in particular. To some extent, it provides a history of the development of the city itself. There's more to see here than you would guess. Of course, It would have been rated five stars if they had let us go up the top-landing
Written July 1, 2016
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Lauren M
New York City, NY102 contributions
Fascinating
Apr 2016 • Friends
I currently live in Saint Etienne and whenever a friend comes to visit I take them here. Such a cool and thorough museum that really gives you a feel for the history of the region. In most of the exhibits the signs are in both French and English. The guided tour (in French) is awesome; you get to go down into a recreated work site underground.
Written April 21, 2016
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